There are so many clichés in photography… so many ideas overused and done again and again.
Sometimes I don’t care… like this image above.
We’ve all seen the hands in silhouette, formed into a heart many times. But this is my image, of my moment. This is my memory of a good friend standing on a Welsh hill at sunset, it’s portrays how we were in the moment, playing, having fun and loving it all.
To cliché or not cliché… what do you say?
My thoughts exactly – when I made this image. It's been done thousands of time before:
Barry Styles says
I say, if it feels right, do it! Works for me (usually). Been reading you gals for a good while now, and I enjoy your writing very much. So, I'm a guy, big deal. Seeing things from the female perspective helps keep me balanced.
I say, take the photo that you will enjoy and makes you happy and don't worry if it's been done before!
i say who doesn't need some good love!
we embrace the cliche.
they make me smile.
Kathryn Dyche Dechairo says
I say cliche away!
I got a bachelor's and master's degree in art. By the time I was getting close to graduation, I finally quit worrying about whether something is cliche. More importantly, does it speak to you? Here's a whole bunch of cliche shots and I'm glad I took them! :o)
It may have been done 1000 times before, but not by your hands on that hill at that moment. So for you, it is an original!
Baby by the Sea says
History repeats itself, and inspiration comes from a connection. Sometimes we can reinvent the already done.
beth lehman says
i love it… you own it when you try it for the first time or even after that. i love it. it speaks to me even if it's been done before~!
Lafe Dutton says
I wonder, if you had taken a moment to look around and ponder just before you took the shot, (or just after), if you might not have found the NEW cliche: another way, a different way, to say or show the same creative joy.